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“Delicious meal...”
Review of Shirvan Watermill Restaurant - CLOSED

Shirvan Watermill Restaurant
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Four adults dined.. We had reservations thank goodness or we may not have had a table. We were greeted and seated swiftly. The lovely young woman that seated us seemed to be the only person handling the dining room... There was another older woman... Foreigner... Handing out food but not getting very involved with the customers... She actually seemed bothered and unapproachable.... Plus... If you are going to work at a restaurant that tries to be slightly more formal than the average restaurant in Tobago, please dress the part... I noticed that the foreign woman had on a pair of flip flops and a top with cut out sleeves.... Seemed inappropriate to be serving food. Even the maître d could have dressed a little more "professionally"... I felt I had made an effort to dress and they too should have. Honestly... Even if they had simple tee shirts with the restaurant logo on it they would have looked better.
We waited a bit too long to get our drinks order in, but we did receive the drinks quickly once ordered... Same with the food... The menu is very well thought out and the food was very well presented and delicious!... Excellent chef!! We tried the shrimp cocktail & the crab back starters.... Very nice... Even though I will not call the crab back a "true" Trinidad/Tobago crab back it was still tasty. We had lamb, duck and crayfish as our main meals... All were superb... The chef is definitely the star of this place.... Please owners/managers... You have a great chance of being the BEST restaurant in Tobago.... Give your maitre d some assistance.... And a uniform. and station the foreigner that barely speaks to anyone to a post away from the lime light. Maybe your Barman (maybe he is owner or manager) should consider helping in the dining room to ease the pressure and the wait times.
Over all I WILL return to this restaurant and DO recommend you visit.

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Thank Tummypleaser
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

This restaurant has just reopened in May with a new chef and it's great. The outdoor setting has always been very pleasant and even romantic, but now the food is the star. Five of us got 5 different entrees and 4 were excellent (lobster quiche was bland), but the sides were the superstars. Veggies, pate, even the bread was noteworthy. A pleasant surprise and a very pleasant evening which we look forward to repeating.

Thank bevegg
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

We went there with friends who live on the island.
Excellent set up and atmosphere with tables outdoor under a large roof where we were enjoying tasty mojitos accompanied by live music. The menu is great and easy to navigate through which guarantees fresh produce.
I ordered the seafood stew for starters which was a bit bland and saltless but filled with shrimp, fish, crab that all were good.
The mahi mahi for maincourse was beautifully arranged with vegetables and sallad but the fish was over cooked and again a bit too bland for my taste.
The veggies accompanying the fish were a bit ordinary with califlower, potatoes and carrots that seem almost out of place on an exotic island with many local delicasies.
I will definitely go back again to try something else. You'll need a car or taxi to go there as it is a bit outside Crown Point.

Thank Bob L
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

first time we have visited the water mill and where not expecting to much, we really enjoyed it .we went at the wkend and had plain grilled lobster it was superb fresh, simple, as it should be.Francis and Aisha who run the place are really nice and know how to run a restaurant .well worth the taxi ride from coco reef. a must go if in Tobago.

Thank jensenhunter
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

My wife and myself and 2 friends had a lovely dinner at the Watermill while on holiday in Jan 2014.The menu is extensive with mostly local dishes which were beatifully cooked and presented.A good drinks list was available and the service was courteous and friendly.We met Kevin the owner and complimented him and his staff for having a lovely restaurant.We had a splendid evening and would recomend the Watermill.
Marie and Dave Rooke.

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Thank David R
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